I purchased this BFL from etsy and the woman who sold me this roving may never sell me roving again, but I totally loved the feel of this wool. This is what it looked like when it was braided and after I had pre-drafted some of it:
Then I spun it, did a Navajo ply (which I had never done before) and put it on the niddy noddy. It came out OK, but I was doing better spinning when I participated in the tour de fleece. I spun every night then so I was starting to get the knack. Anyway, this is what happened after I pulled it off the niddy noddy:
Not too shabby if I say so myself! When it's dry, I'll run it through the meter and find out how much wool I'm working with. Seems to me that after all my efforts, it should be enough for a sweater. In fact, it's probably only enough to make an iPod cover.
OK, so it's not so impressive, but I washed and whacked it and took it outside for this pic:
Well, it's time to go. I have to finish Mark's sock. He's a co-worker who had no idea that the socks I would make him are louder than a high school band. I bet he thought he could wear the socks I'm making him to work. Have a gander at these:
I would have taken a better picture, but I didn't want to hurt your eyes.
OK, that's it for today.